Reading & Comprehension

Read word choice, style and business writing style.

Read résumés. Pay specific attention to the sample résumés in this section.

Read the Résumé Workshop at the Owl @ Purdue.

Read adjectives and adverbs.


Definitions: Prepare a document that records and briefly defines ALL UNDERLINED TERMS under word choice, style, and business writing style. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Sep. 21, 9 a.m.

Email Revision: Read e-mail, then rewrite and reorganize the following e-mail to your boss to make it more professional:

Hi—This new territory is a pain. Lots of stops; no sales. Ughhhh. People out here resistant to change. Could get hit by a boulder and still no change. Giant companies ought to be up on charges. Will sub. Reports asap as long as you care rec. The long and short of it is that market is down. No news=bad news. C u lt8r.

Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Sep. 28, 9 a.m.

Résumé: Based on your reading, compose a one-page, single-spaced résumé for an entry-level position in a desired field. This resume should accord with the application letter you have already turned in. Stylize and structure your résumé in a way that is appropriate for the position and will capture the attention of your potential employer. Style is important, especially considering the large number of applications employers receive. Anything you can do to make yourself stand out will help. Submit via Pilot. DUE DATE & TIME: Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m.